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Pvt. Robert M. Beggs of Co. D

(Thanks to Bobby Mitchell)



Pvt. Joseph S. Sanders of Co C and his wife Eugenia Haddox. Married in Camden, AL in 1868.


(Thanks to Mark Raines for this photo of his GGrandfather.)




WILLIAM HENRY EZELL was the son of J.B. Ezell of Co E and Eliza Wells, daughter of Littleton Well of Florida.
William Henry Ezell was a very tall man,and thin in size with
very large hands and a mustache on his upper lip looking lighter
in color than his hair which looked black by a picture taken.

(Thanks to Margie K Ezell for the photo and information.)



George Washington Askew

Co F

Buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, MS
(Thanks to Sam Askew for the photograph of his gggrandfather.)



George W. Askew


Peyton G. Brewer, and wife, Keziah A. (Tapley) Brewer.
Peyton Brewer served in Co F.
He was a resident of Fayette County, Alabama.
(Thanks to Jerry Brewer for the photograph of his ggrandparents.)
Peyton Brewer


John Wells

Pvt. John Thomas Wells

Co C

John Wells and Wife
John and wife, Sarah

"John Thomas Wells was born 29 Sept. 1836 in Fairfield Co., SC.He was wounded, and placed in General Hospital in Lauderdale Springs, MS from June 1862-April 1863 where he rejoined his regiment afterwards. He was captured at Vicksburg 4 July 1863 and paroled after signing the oath not to take up arms against the US but again shortly afterward he rejoined his regiment. He was in the Battle of Lookout Mountain, TN; Battle at Missionary Ridge, TN; Battle of Resaca; Battle of New Hope; Battle at Buzzards Roost; and the Battle of Atlanta. He was in Ross Hospital, Mobile, AL from Oct. 1864-Nov 1864 with fever, then returned for the Battle at Spanish Fort and the Battle of Bentonville, NC. He surrendered and was discharged at Durham Station, NC 26 April 1865. . John Thomas died 11 Feb 1906 in Fayetteville, AR where he is buried in the Confederate Cemetery ."
(Thanks to Kathy Wells for the photographs and Heather Wells for the biography.)

John Boley Lewis, Jr.
John Boley Lewis, Jr. enlisted in May of 1862
at Columbus, Mississippi in the 42nd Alabama Regiment, Co K "Bull Mountain
He was shot in the elbow of the right arm at the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
on October 3, 1862. He also had his left hip dislocated while handling a siege gun while he was
at Snyder's Bluff, Mississippi during the Siege of Vicksburg.
He was honorably discharged on
July 10, 1864 and is the gggrandfather of Jason Lewis.

 James P. McMullen

 Rev. James P. McMullen

Killed in action

(Thanks to A. Long)

 George w. Kierce

 2nd Lt. George W. Kierce

Company E....Kierce's Company

(Thanks to V. Burzynki)

 Burt Upchurch

 Capt. Burt Upchurch
Carrollton, Alabama
Co B
Also listed on the rolls of the 37th Alabama

Photo taken after the war
(Thanks to S. Upchurch)

"...Photo taken in front of Battery Robinett near Corinth on October 4, 1862. The bearded man is Col. William Rogers of the 2nd Texas. Most of the others are  members of the 42nd Alabama; one of them is almost certainly my great-grandfather, Robert M. Beggs of Co. D. The original photo is in the Alabama Archives..."
(Thanks to J. Beggs)

 John w. Portis

Col. John W. Portis
First commander of the 42nd Alabama

 James L. Lambert, Jr.


James L. Lambert, Jr.
Monroe County
Co A

 Thomas Lambert

 Thomas "Tom"Lambert
Monroe County
Co H

 Madison Lambert

 Madison Lambert
Born 4 March 1842
Monroe County
Co A

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